tarboat

tarboat

Posted on 08/27/2014


Photo taken on August 26, 2014



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self-rescuer


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For use in emergency

For use in emergency
Self-rescuers in the lamp room at Snibston Colliery. For the uninitiated, these are used to provide an oxygen supply in an emergency when the mine atmosphere becomes unbreathable. Hopefully you could find fresh air in the time (up to an hour) that one of these would work. Not pleasant to use, but could save your life.

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Esther
Esther
This reinforces how difficult and dangerous it is to work in the mines. A wonderful capture.
3 years ago.